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Review: DiskCryptor a worthwhile encryption program that's easy to use

Encrypt entire drives with DiskCryptor, which runs as a service and is configured via a dialog. It also works in Windows 8 desktop mode.

How to encrypt your cloud storage for free

BoxCryptor is a freemium, easy-to-use encryption program that can help you keep your data private in the cloud.

Safely send private information over the Internet

KenWid10 asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum how best to send encrypted information to someone over the Internet

Get ready: Microsoft is raising the bar for encryption keys

Next week's Patch Tuesday is exceptionally light, but IT admins may still be busy getting ready for new cryptographic key requirements being driven by Microsoft.

Does the Windows logon password protect your data?

After discovering how easy it is to recover data from a hard drive removed from one PC and attached to another, Melker asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum if password protecting Windows actually protects your data.

Shamoon Malware Cripples Windows PCs to Cover Tracks

Security companies, including Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab and U.S. antivirus vendor Symantec, have not yet figured out what kind of data Shamoon is looking for, then stealing.

New Standard Pushes for a More Secure Web

New draft encryption guidelines from the NIST call for support for more secure extended validation certificates.

Defcon Wi-Fi Hack Called No Threat to Enterprise WLANs

For Wi-Fi networks that are properly using 802.1X authentication, and that have transport layer security properly implemented, the impact of this exploit is essentially zero, experts say.

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Privacy Watch: Back Up Safely With SpiderOak

The SpiderOak secure online backup service protects you by encrypting your data with keys that only you know.

Tools Released at Defcon Can Crack Widely Used PPTP Encryption

Security researchers released two tools at the Defcon security conference that can beat the encryption of certain PPTP sessions in less than a day's work.

Password Protection 101: Lessons From the eHarmony Data Breach

The passwords used by the eHarmony site visitors shows that names of sports teams, dogs, states and masculine and feminine names formed the foundation of many of the passwords.

Password Protect a Flash Drive

Enddylopez asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum about password protecting a flash drive

Encryption Is Not a Silver Bullet

Encryption is a crucial part of computer and data security, but don't ever make the mistake of believing any encryption is "unbreakable".

Privacy Watch: Spotflux Guards Your Privacy for Free

A new startup's free app anonymizes and encrypts your connection, and scans for malware, while you browse.

Encryption Tips from WWII

Secret wartime projects drove "incredible" advances, and the German Enigma cypher machine is still a challenge for codebreakers.